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Etymology of retro

Posted by Johannes on 27 December 2009

Origin of retro.
The word retro (behind, back) comes from the Latin retro, which, most probably, is derived from the Greek verb eretyo (retyo) (to keep back, suspend; ερητύω).

From the same root:
retro-, re-


Η λέξη retro (πίσω) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό retro, το οποίο πιθανότατα προέρχεται από το Ελληνικό ρήμα ερητύω (κρατώ πίσω, αναστέλλω, αναχαιτίζω, κρατώ οπίσω από τινος, απομακρύνω απο τι).

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